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Black Bear shows up at little boy's birthday party
It didn't RSVP, but it showed up at a Florida boy's birthday party anyway.
A black bear wandered into the backyard party Saturday and created quite a stir!
"I wasn't expecting it, it was surprising cuz I've never seen a bear in real life before."
12-year-old Cale Herrera was in the bounce house, when this black bear crashed the birthday party and shook up some parents.
"You know with all the BBQ smoke I said maybe he's hungry?"
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers were following the bear all afternoon, but decided to capture him, when he came too close to these kids, inviting himself in to the party and destroying a fence on his way out.
"He pawed his front paws, just pushed the whole fence down then he just went over into the other neighbors yard."
Officers used a tranquilizer dart to get the 200-pound bear out of the tree behind another home on Pinto Way.
Neighbors tell us the bear has been poking around the neighborhood all week.
"The bear was leaning over my fence, looking into my yard, so we just went and enjoyed looking at him. He was eating acorns."
The kids were about eat their cake, when the bear dropped in. They jumped out of the bounce house and ran inside.
"They were excited seeing a bear but at the same time you don't want them try to scare the bear or make the bear come towards us."